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Herb Mignery

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Herb Mignery.

Sculptor Herb Mignery was raised on a working cattle ranch near Bartlett, Nebraska. Rather than follow his family’s 110 year tradition of ranching, Herb turned his childhood interest in drawing into a successful career in the commercial art world before devoting himself full time to fine art. An award-winning member of the Cowboy Artists of America, his elegant and classically rendered sculptures chronicle the lives of men and women as they wrestled the land and elements of the early American West. Each of Herb’s sculptures completes a piece of the story of life in the West.

When asked about his sculpture, Herb states, “I feel that our attitude and our view of our future can only be determined by an examination of our ancestors, and the society they created. Just as a weather vane points toward the source of the wind, it must also point to the direction the wind is going. Likewise, we must focus our attention both ways to avoid losing those valuable lessons so painstakingly learned by those before us."

Herb is a member of the Cowboy Artists of America as well as the National Sculpture Society of America. His small scale and monumental bronze sculptures are in private and corporate collections across the country. Herb has also completed several lifesize sculptures for permanent public installations. "One of my goals in life, as a chronicler, is to tell the story of people like those I grew up with," says Herb. "I see myself as a vehicle to let their stories be known. I also want to show the world that the cowboy is not dead. There are cowboys today, just like there were cowboys yesterday."

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Sculptor Herb Mignery with the clay version of his monument "Silent Leather".

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Lifesize & Monumental Figures:

slicker shy monument the water carriers monument silent leather saddle and the sage lifesize st. francis of assisi monument st. patrick
the spirit answers green apples

Smaller Human Figures:

cowboy hangtime next horizon hungry loop cattle drive when matter matters
hashknife pony express maquette rimfire riders on the xit the limousin ride return of the remuda
national anthem saddle and the sage maquette the trail ahead doubtful outcome slicker shy maquette
cowboy coolant the garden the waterboy endless quest the riverman
st. michael keeper of the word the madonna st. francis of assisi maquette the bread line
the onlookers call of the bison arapaho dancer at the water's edge gauging the crosswind the first plainsman
white man's promise quiet watch the water carriers trails home their honeymoon
masai warrior dowser and the skeptics somethin' in the henhouse high country legacy the immigrant reply requested
field maiden's dream repose dusty winds and dainty lace potato lady the lady from schuyler
the sower skyride cow pony mutiny daddy of 'em all - a cheyenne tradition the protest
fence rider thunder's authority the hunted first coil out mistaken identity
barbed wire getaway deep catch let down on #7 the easy part's done
loose but not lost national western stock show maquette horse catcher the tracker bronc rider
prairie fire blizzard of 88 keeper of the beat rhythm master a gentleman's effort
milk maid high flying reflections buck's reward best of friends
vintner's hands loose reins

Smaller Wildlife Figures:

sandhill shark chisholm traveler the beach boys horse play
spirit barnyard mascot the gourmet the last drop
peaceful adversaries happy jack his master's presence savannah shade
the omen range war

Other Works:

cradle of light boots

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